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3 May 2017

5 Iconic Omega Watches

By: Liz Allister

We have gone through the history of Omega to find 5 of their most iconic timepieces. Whether you are going to the moon, exploring the bottom of the ocean or engaging in some spying, Omega have always had the watch for the job!

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Omega Speedmaster Professional

Famously dubbed the “Moonwatch” after being part of all six lunar missions, this Omega watch is the definition of an icon. From the very first model released in 1957, to the modern versions available today, each Speedmaster Professional is a piece of history on the wrist. The robustness and quality design of each watch is a perfect tribute to Omega’s adventurous and pioneering spirit.

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Seamaster De Ville

Before the De Ville became a collection of watches in its own right, Omega used this name for some of the formal watches in its Seamaster collection. Both fashionable and functional, this watch set the standard for the future of the De Ville line, combining contemporary aesthetics with quality features such as water resistance and automatic winding.

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Constellation Grand Luxe

First released in 1957, the once flagship collection of the Omega brand, the Constellation is a highly regarded and sought after timepiece amongst vintage watch collectors. Available in gold and platinum, the Grande Luxe editions were seen as the most high-end models in the collection. The now famous claws or “Griffes” that press on the sapphire crystal were first introduced in 1982 as part of the redesigned “Manhattan” range.

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Seamaster Professional 300m

A modern classic, this is the watch that put Omega back on the map after it was made the timepiece of choice for James Bond in the 1995 film, Goldeneye.  Featuring a helium-release valve, screw-down crown, blue wave-patterned dial and blue bezel, the Seamaster Professional 300m is a very recognizable Omega for most people, not just watch enthusiasts.  

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Seamaster Ploprof

The PloProf is proof that icons can come in all shapes and sizes. A truly distinctive design, it was created in conjunction with famous French explorer Jacques Cousteau for diving professionals. Due to popular demand, Omega re-released the PloProf in 2009 and increased the water resistance to 1200 metres. Not for everyone, but undoubtedly unique.

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